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#26 Catfishcraig

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:23 AM

Ron

Thanks for sharing. I came from a very traditional home were I was taught the real spirit of Christmas was in giving. My wife of ten years, and although I love her so, was not. Every Christmas we struggle over our differences and this year it has me down a bit. But I'm encouraged by your story and have hope that I can at least past down my traditional meaning of Christmas to my kids.

Merry Christmas all

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:42 AM

Craig

 

It can be a hard time of the year for many people.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read and post a comment.

 

I feel very fortunate to have met and experianced getting to know the people and I am often humbled or left short of words when they will share some of the most difficult times of their personal lives.



#28 doyler

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 07:22 PM

Merry Christmas Johnny....

 

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#29 doyler

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 07:25 PM

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#30 1canpara

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 03:29 PM

Incredibly moving story Ron. Left me speechless. Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 03:58 PM

Rick

 

Thankyou for taking the time to read and post



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 03:50 PM

Merry Christmas Johnnie

 

May your Star  Shine Forever  Brightly.......

 

 

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#33 doyler

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

 

One who was there .....

 

 

  Bravo Co. 101st Airborne Division, 2/506th ABN INF-We remember.

Posted on 1/24/17 - by Everett "Doc" Franks 

We have a company reunion of those that served in Tiger Bravo during the Vietnam war approx. every two years and at that time, our KIA's are honored.
Bravo company lost 38 (confirmed-and also an unknown number of additional KIA's probably exist but can not be verified) killed in action in 1968, John was one of the first to lose his life. John was a medic and died during an intense firefight while aiding a wounded soldier. He lost his life protecting one of his Bravo Co. brothers.

Indeed, he died a hero. I was with him at his side when he drew his last breath. A wonderful man and friend died on 01-16-68. We in Bravo Co. will always remember him. Mason City and Gene Madson Thanks for honoring him..
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:49 PM

Nice display again Ron! This is the time of the year that has me always thinking about the Battle of the Bulge GI's guys as this year it's very cold as it would had been back in 1944-45.
And now I think of Johnnie's short life on earth this time of the year also.

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:37 PM

Thanks Craig

 

-4 here today.

 

Had a very conversations with the Bulge vets.One here in town was a POW captured with the 106th.Said all his men were green replacements and the german tanks drove straight through them.Manu of the 17th Airborne boys had great stories as well.



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:30 PM

Good to read again & remember Trooper Wrisberg. May he Rest in Peace. Thank you for keeping his memory alive. Bob



#37 Kurt Barickman

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

Ron,

 

Thanks for keeping  this paratrooper's legacy alive, I have read and  seen his memorial on the beach at the  end of Clear Lake downtown several times.

 

Kurt




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